A Quarterly Newsletter from AVTAR - October 2015
From the Editor's Desk
Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder - President,
AVTAR Career Creators
Dear Power Changers,
Next quarter this time, when I write to you, AVTAR will have completed 15 years of service. Yes, 15 years! And what a ride it has been - awards, milestones, careers and lives changed. And so many happy memories!
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Nice Guys Can Finish First
by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith
Dear Followers: I'm excited that my new book Triggers is finally published! Order it now at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com! Life Is Good. --Marshall

The higher up you go - the more important your people skills become!

Imagine a world where technical skills, educational pedigrees, even professional achievements and track records no longer matter.
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Jack Canfield's Column
A Simple Heart-Based Tool to Improve Productivity in the Workplace
By Jack Canfield
I strongly believe that you can't win in the marketplace unless you win first in the workplace. If you don't have a winning culture inside, it's hard to compete in the very tough world outside.
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Nominating Dr. Saundarya Rajesh for #100women, an initiative by the Ministry of Women & Child Development
We are nominating Dr. Saundarya Rajesh, Founder of AVTAR Career Creators and FLEXI Careers India for #100women, an initiative to recognize women of India who have made a difference to the society with her work. She has relentlessly championed the cause of career re-entry opportunities for women who have taken breaks after marriage, childbirth or relocation and has enabled 1000s of women in India to comeback to career. PLEASE LIKE THE VIDEO AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
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Credit Suisse and AVTAR I-WIN - Generating Real Returns by Helping Women Return to Work
Credit Suisse, one of the world's leading financial services organizations, launched an innovative 'return to work' program called Real Returns for women on career break. AVTAR I-WIN www.avtariwin.com which specialises in Women's Careers is the exclusive knowledge partner for the program.
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Employee Engagement Using Gamification
By Mr. Maheash Tiwarrrii, Principal Consultant, Oracle Consulting Offshore

The term "gamification" means making real-life tasks more like playing a game. Participation and user engagement drive business value. While participation builds lasting relationships and impacts fundamental business objectives, customer engagement will ensure business success.

 
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Does Organisational Culture impacts Employee Engagement?
By Mr. Sanjeev Himachali, Curator at www.hrtales.com is certified Global Professional in Human Resource [GPHR], Certified MBTI Practitioner and Certified Extended DISC Administrator.

What image comes to your mind when you hear following phrases - high staff-turnover, high absenteeism, high stress level, and political in-fighting, difficulty in taking decisions, ineffective communication process and poor adherence to company values?

 
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Culture and Engagement: Key to Sustainable Business
By Ms. Sucheta Shetty, Seasoned Senior Human Resource Professional in developing and implementing high impact Talent Sustainability Processes and Programs in support of the business strategy along with leading all aspects of Organization Development such as Organization Design, Talent Acquisition, Talent Assessments and Succession Planning, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.

Organization culture plays a significant role in an employee's performance and commitment to an organization, throughcertain basic assumptions, values and norms, artifacts and creation. The cornerstone of an organization culture is laid by its values.

 
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The UNIQUE Value that I Bring to the Workplace
By Mr. Surajit Banerjee, a seasoned senior Human Resource professional having the privilege of getting exposure in HR in several industries, beginning with Engineering, Manufacturing, Service (Hotels), Pharmaceutical, Telecom, Consulting, Airlines, Healthcare and Real Estate.

Today's workplace is both exciting and demanding at the sametime . Every employee wishes to be inducted , engaged , challenged , understood and feel fulfilled , at the end of the day .

 
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CULTURE - Definitions and Dimensions
By Prof M Nagarani, a seasoned professional with more than 28 years of teaching, training and consulting experience in the area of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources.

The study of culture, which was a field of interest to a select group of anthropologists and sociologists till about two decades ago, has now become a dynamic and almost impregnable plasma, from which it has become imperative to find concrete answers.

 
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Enable to Engage.
By Ms. Namrata Gill, Vice President, Human Resources, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

From throwing up their hands in despair, to overcompensating and turning their office into a goofy playpen for coddled employees, and everything in between, executives have left no stone unturned in trying to build capabilities overnight to attract and retain an increasingly disengaged workforce.

 
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Dear Diary

I am the Head of Organizational Development of a well-known industry leader. We believe that values and culture are very important for the growth of an organization and employee engagement. Of late, I am witnessing a slack in the organizational culture, both in belief and practice. Though it is not disturbing yet, I would like to take it up strongly to ensure that it does not lead to a bigger crisis in the future. I would like for you to share your thoughts for creating awareness and building a strong organizational culture.

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